Originally Posted by BillDeShivs
Why not just drill through and use machine screws and nuts on the inside of the forearm?
That thought had occurred to me and I decided since I would be cutting (drilling) through the main longitudinal support rib in the stock’s fore arm, it might weaken too much. I haven’t put the calipers to it, but the polymer thickness of the fore arm in that area appears to be about 3/32” (more than a sixteenth but less than an eighth inch). Maybe that would hold up okay for bipod use? I was thinking if I reinforced the rib (which would actually be drilled through in two locations), it would make that part of the fore arm more stiff and I’d see no negative effect from having done so (not to mention the area being more “beefed up” to support the bipod).
Renegade44, I tried my hand at plastic welding exactly one time and that was almost thirty years ago. So yes, I’ve “technically” done it but don’t have access to such a welder now (AND probably lack the necessary skill level). As I recall, I did okay with it and it was fun to do but I was hoping I could just mix up a couple of chemicals, fill in the little chambers, let cure and be done with it.
I appreciate the JB Weld recommendations
- I’m familiar with that. Left to my own devices, that’s pretty much what I was “defaulting” towards. I’m thinking the compounds used for glass bedding would probably be too brittle to drill through (and I suspect it may not be as strong as JB Weld). But I wanted to see if anyone had something new or different that might do an even better job.